05 April 2017
From Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella – On the stock market rally

The market affirms the Duterte administration’s short, medium and long-term goals by voting with its feet. Optimism in the Philippine economy is on a five-month high, capped by a stock market rally that reflected a total volume turnover of P12 billion on Tuesday.

Likewise, we remain equally optimistic as the National Economic and Development Authority projects a seven-percent GDP growth in the first quarter of this year. This speaks volumes of the soundness of our macroeconomic fundamentals, which we hope will translate to improved standards of living especially for those in the margins of society.

Our goal is sustained economic growth that attracts more investments, creates more jobs for our growing labor force, and leads to tangible benefits in the day-to-day lives of Filipinos.

This is what prosperity for all is about, and what the Duterte administration seeks to achieve during its term of office.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella – On Pulse Asia’s PRRD March 2017 performance and trust ratings
Pulse Asia, Inc. reported that nearly eight (8) in 10 Filipinos appreciate the performance of the President (78%) as well as express trust in him (76%) when the survey was conducted on March 15-20.

The people continue to embrace the President’s vision of a nation that works for the prosperity of all; a trustworthy government; and lasting peace, considering that the survey coincided with vicious noise from the President’s fiercest critics : the filing of an impeachment complaint last March 16; the Senate appearance of a self-confessed but perjured assassin; human rights reports highly critical of the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drug traffickers and violators; the Internationally aired video message of Vice President Robredo.

Nevertheless, the seemingly orchestrated events from parties threatened by the housecleaning efforts of the current administration have not dampened the sentiments of the common people, and those unheard and underserved by past administrations.

The continued high approval of PRRD et al, as validated by the latest survey results, proves that the majority appreciate the decisiveness of President Duterte, and that the attacks of opportunists like Trillanes and his ilk are baseless and malicious.